The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.91% 1.82% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.29% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 15
Median daily rate £363 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £254 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £336
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 458 698 648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.38% 79.59% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1583 1086
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 43
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.81 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £36.61 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Retail
3 6 (37.50%) Economics
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Basel II
3 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 6 (37.50%) SAS
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 6 (37.50%) IFRS
3 6 (37.50%) IFRS 9
3 6 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI-AP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Appium
3 1 (6.25%) Calabash
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Credit Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
2 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) Economics
2 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) Basel II
1 6 (37.50%) IFRS
1 6 (37.50%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Ariba
1 1 (6.25%) OpenText
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) SAP